In my real estate dealings, I have found that many buyers or sellers who have gotten to this point on the calendar, are still actively hoping they can make their move before the whether turns colder
Moving Before The Snow Flies Or The Holidays
In my real estate dealings, I have found that many buyers or sellers who have gotten to this point on the calendar, are still actively hoping they can make their move before the whether turns colder and the snow flies or prior to the upcoming holiday season! To be completely up front, none of us know when the whether is going to change or when that first snow will come, but based on history and a best guess, there should still be time for you to make that happen!
There are many different things that can determine a timeline of how quickly you can get into a new home or out of your current one. Without getting into too much detail for the sake of a brief blog post, generally, a reasonable timeline for a home to "close" in our local market and officially be sold where you move in or out, is within 30-60 days of an accepted offer/fully signed purchase agreement by all parties. Keep in mind, that is not taking into account the time for prepping your home to be listed on the market, or if you're buying, the time "searching" for a new home and negotiating a purchase agreement. This can potentially happen quicker, or take longer with all the different variables. Example: A recent closing went from Accepted Offer to Closed/Sold/Move-In, in just 19 days (and that was with a mortgage process)! Could have even been quicker but a few small logistical items landed it to close in just 19 short days.
With that said, if you're buying or selling in a traditional/conventional real estate transaction and want a potential realistic chance to still close on the home before the snow flies or the holiday season, you're window is closing quickly! No guarantees, but I'd say there's a decent chance you can still accomplish this if you have an accepted offer (either buying or selling) sometime yet this month (September)! Yes, it can snow any time, but at least we know when the holidays are! If you find yourself in a scenario where both the buyer and seller are able and willing to close quickly, there's a possibility that you could even get an offer accepted in October (or dare I say November) and STILL make it happen. There is no hard rule on when a closing will happen, but there are plenty of things we can do to keep that ball rolling and things moving along to help you attempt to meet your goal!
If you're interested in learning more about timelines and what can determine possible outcomes, feel free to contact me and I'd be glad to walk you through different scenarios of a real estate transaction. If it's your absolute goal to get this done before the snow or holidays, the sooner the better!
Josh proudly holds his real estate license in Wisconsin, to better serve his clients in the dynamic area that we live. He was born and raised in Western Wisconsin, more specifically, New Richmond and ....
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